Court Appointed Special Advocates

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Advocates spend time one-on-one with a child in foster care, serving as an extra set of eyes and ears to look out for the child’s safety and well-being while they are in care. They are a consistent support and a familiar face for a child who has experienced abuse or neglect. They gather information about the child’s circumstances and their family background. An advocate’s voice is trusted and valued in the courtroom, where life-altering decisions are made about where the child will live. Because advocates have a personal relationship with the child, they can express what would be in the child's best interests, helping guide the child into a safe, permanent home.

 

Kathi Davis John Rangel Wanda Williams Frank Rosie

 

BECOME AN ADVOCATE

In just four easy steps, you can become a champion, joining the ranks of 600+ active volunteers who provide critical advocacy for child victims of life-threatening abuse, neglect or abandonment. 

 

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ORIENTATION

Sign-up for and complete online or in-person orientation. 

    

APPLICATION

Complete an application and pre-screening call.

 

TRAINING

Attend and complete Advocacy University.*

 

ASSIGNMENT

Accept your first case assignment.

 

 

 

Get started today by registering for online or in-person orientation!

 

*Please note that attending Advocacy University training costs $25.

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REQUEST A COURT APPOINTED ADVOCATE
You may put in a request of a court appointed advocate for any child/children currently in the temporary managing conservatorship of Harris County DFPS.

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REPORT ABUSE
To report child abuse, neglect or abandonment, contact the Texas Abuse and Neglect Hotline.

www.txabusehotline.org
1.800.252.5400
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